The night was filled with pride and admiration by the attending public to see their baseball hero in person. Xander was honored for his efforts and passion showed for his island while making Aruba shine worldwide with his second world series trophy as team player for the Boston Red Sox. Government officials also eloquently praised all the efforts and achievements of Xander Bogaerts.
Local baseball teams attended the night in order to meet and greet Xander who kindly saluted the players. Xander was greeted by many children from all around the island who had no intention of going home without shaking their hero’s hand. His humbleness showed throughout the night as he once was a child full of dreams of becoming a professional baseball player.